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Aug 23, 2012 Dr. Seth Landefeld, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Landefeld was recruited to UCSF in 1997 as founding chief of the Division of Geriatrics, and later also served as associate chair for strategic planning and implementation for the Department of Medicine. Under his leadership the division has grown to over 28 faculty and 19 staff on three UCSF campuses. Several faculty have won national awards for excellence in mentoring, education, or research, and the Division has established outstanding programs, including the Hartford-UCSF Center of Excellence, the NorCal Geriatrics Education Center, and the SFVAMC Quality Scholars Program. Most recently, the division founded the Program for the Aging Century, funded by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, to catalyze the transformation of health care for older Americans and their families. Landefeld was a Rhodes Scholar, earned his medical degree from Yale, completed his residency and chief residency at UCSF, and completed a fellowship in general internal medicine from Harvard.

  Dr. Michael Steinman is awarded an RO1 Grant
Aug 28, 2012 Mike Steinman, MD was awarded an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the functional outcomes of beta blocker use in older nursing home residents. He is collaborating with Division colleagues Ken Covinsky and John Boscardin, and with colleagues at Brown University. Dr. Steinman is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Geriatrics.

  Lakeside Senior Medical Center becomes one of the few sites in the country for a Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors
Aug 28, 2012 The UCSF Lakeside Senior Medical Center becomes one of the few sites in the country for a Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors (MLPS) this month. Medical-legal partnerships embody the ideals of both holistic medicine and holistic legal practice. The service will provide legal assistance to patients from UCSF’s Lakeside and Housecalls practices, as well as interprofessional education between UCSF providers and trainees, and UC Hastings law students. MLPS was founded by Yvonne Troya, JD, Carolyn Welty, MD, and Helen Kao, MD, with the UCSF-UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy. Ms. Troya, Professor at UC Hastings, is the Legal Director of the Partnership. Dr. Welty, Associate Professor of Geriatrics at UCSF, is the Medical Director of the Partnership.

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